Sacramental Offering - Frankincense from Jerusalem
The Three Wise Men came from the East (following the Bethlehem Star) bearing the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to visit Baby Jesus. The Star of Bethlehem was a miraculous sign that marked the birth of Christ and inspired the Three Wise Men to travel to Jerusalem to visit the new born king. Jesus Christ is the designation of Jesus of Nazareth who was an itinerant Jewish prophet from the Galilee in northern Israel. He preached the imminent intervention in human affairs by the God of the Jews, when God would establish his kingdom on earth. The proper name Jesus was Greek for the Hebrew Yeshua ("he who saves"). 'Christ' (Greek: Christos) was translated from the Hebrew "meshiach" (messiah).
The gift of frankincense holds a spiritual meaning of "deity". Frankincense is highly fragrant when burned and is therefore used in worship to remove negative energy from a space, provide protection and create an elevated spiritual awareness.
Weight: 28.28 g.
Dimensions: 72 mm. (height) x 40 mm. (width) x 40 mm. (length)